Improve Staff Efficiency & Solution Quality
When engineering simulation is properly managed and the product development team has access to adequate data management tools, a designer quickly becomes more efficient. He or she can complete more projects during the same time period. The evaluation is a simple equation: Compare the cost of using a traditional approach for a set number of projects with the cost for the same projects using engineering simulation. The benefits go beyond cost savings to improved product quality.
Consider development of the award-winning Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan. Using an efficient simulation process, Dyson engineers were able to test more prototypes than they would have using a traditional design approach. You can evaluate the impact in a conservative way by reducing engineering costs to match the number of traditional prototypes. If you want to be more proactive, evaluate the impact on sales of this increased quality.